We already knew there was a chance Jennifer Lawrence would transition her Hot Girl Summer into a tasteful and basic Modern Bride Fall. She had the ring, and she had allegedly picked out her dress and the venue. The only thing we didn’t know was whether Jennifer’s publicist would hook her and her dress up with a corny headline that read “INTRODUCING MRS. AMERICA’S SWEETHEART” on the cover of Vogue or People.
But it sounds like Jennifer’s plans might have changed somewhere along the way, because sources are saying that she quietly got hitched to her fiancé Cooke Maroney in a very understated way.
Page Six says that Jennifer and Cookie were seen at the New York City marriage bureau yesterday. Cooke wore a white sweatshirt, while Jennifer wore a grey blazer and jeans, and was seen holding paperwork. They were reportedly accompanied by two security guards, a photographer, and a friend. Page Six identifies the photographer as Mark Seliger, who has shot celebrity covers for Vanity Fair and GQ, and has shot Jennifer before. Here’s what Jennifer wore to the marriage bureau yesterday.
Jennifer Lawrence at New York City’s marriage bureau on Monday but….
This might not be the marriage and only the license.(?) pic.twitter.com/rn4Y20B0hx
— ~ Lu ~ (@todoxjlaw) September 17, 2019
Based on the fact that they brought a limited entourage, and that they were wearing items from the errand-running section of their closet, you probably wouldn’t be wrong to assume that Jennifer and Cookie were just there to pick up a marriage license. But one witness tweeted (and later deleted) the following upon seeing JLaw at the marriage bureau:
“When you go get your marriage license and Jennifer Lawrence walks by to tie the knot before your eyes. Yeah, kids, City Hall is COOL. The place to go!”
Also, Page Six points out that Cooke appeared to deliberately keep his left hand covered while exiting the building. Maybe he’s got an angry outbreak of warts on it, but it’s more likely that he was trying to hide a wedding ring.
So Jennifer Lawrence might officially be Jennifer Maroney now (although she’ll still be Jennifer Lawrence on movie posters). And she might have pulled a Carrie Bradshaw and gotten married at the courthouse in a jacket-based bridal look. But that doesn’t mean she’s also officially saying “fuck it” to a huge wedding. Page Six says Jennifer and Cooke are due to throw a big wedding party next month. Which means there’s a chance we will see pics of Jennifer in a gown and veil standing next to Cooke in a tux, but they’ll just be going through the motions with all the pressure taken off. Which is great plan for ultimate cool girl Jennifer Lawrence. It would be such a shame if her wedding day was filled with stress and panic about fumbling over her vows or tripping up the aisle. This way she’s free to enter that wedding reception all cool, calm, and ready to pound bridal beers and rip bridal burps, stopping only to double-dip her chicken wings into the frosting of her wedding cake.